Dr. Santidrian has been the Senior Vice President, Global Head of Research and Development at Calidi since September 2021. He joined Calidi in 2015 as Associate Director. Dr. Santidrian is an accomplished scientist with over 20 years of experience in anti-cancer translational research. Dr. Santidrian has focused his scientific career on developing superior cancer drugs, and on biological drugs to improve human health. He has extensive supervisory and management experience and excellent skills in biotech business development, communication, and collaboration.
From March 2008 to September 2015, Dr. Santidrian led translational studies at The Scripps Research Institute for several small molecule and biologic drugs to treat breast cancer metastasis. Dr. Santidrian worked closely on the translational cancer studies for the development of ACADRA to treat Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) at university of Barcelona (Spain). Dr. Santidrian is the recipient of a fellowship from August Pi I Sunyer Foundation, the Ministry of Science and Education (Spain) and Susan G. Komen Breast cancer foundation. Dr. Santidrian received degree in Pharmacy by University of Barcelona in 2001 and Ph.D. in biomedicine, specializing in anti-cancer therapies in 2006 from the University of Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain.